Death in Copper Town

A Small Town Police Procedural Set in the American Southwest - The Pegasus Quincy Mystery Series, Book 1
Narrated by: Amy Otteson
Length: 8 hrs
4 out of 5 stars (33 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Pegasus Quincy, a rookie deputy on temporary assignment in a sleepy mountain town, expects a quiet summer citing jaywalkers and writing traffic tickets. Fate intervenes when a dead body turns up in an old copper mining pit.

The man is a three-time loser disowned by even his own mother. Peg’s sheriff boss declares the death an accident and tells her to “move on”. She wants to agree, but then her office is ransacked and her assistant kidnapped.

When Peg herself is assaulted, she convinces her safe-cracking grandfather to break the law one last time to help her. Will they find the killer before he strikes again?

Set against the Southwest backdrop of summer monsoons in the high desert plateau of Arizona, this fast-paced mystery, at times humorous and romantic, tells the story of a young woman at odds with herself. 

Peg must ultimately decide which comes first: her family, her job, or her life.

Book 1 of the Pegasus Quincy Mystery Series.

©2017 Lakota Lynn Grace (P)2019 Lakota Lynn Grace

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Good series

I enjoyed the story and have listened to others in the series. It took a little while to get used to Amy Otteson's voice. sounds like a child telling a murder mystery. I was given a free copy from Audiobooks Unleashed and this is an unbiased review.

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Emotional and gripping.

First I have to start off by saying that this book was given to me free of charge for a review of the audiobook, but as always, this does not change my opinion and will not determine how I review the book or the rating that I give it.

Let me start off with saying that I will follow Peg (the main character) to the end. I hope there will be more and a series follows because I am addicted already.

Great writing by Lakota the author. They do a great job of building the characters and we as readers form relationships with them. Amy the narrator did a great job of performing the author's vision.

Great read. I highly recommend.

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Fun engaging well written but Mismatched narrator

I really enjoyed the story, the lead character is inventive interesting and believable.
However I found the narrators voice completely incongruous with the character. Amy Ottoson has a great reading voice but not for this character. She sounds either like a younger child or a little old lady. I think a 6 foot tall red Redhead deputy needs to have a younger sounding voice with more charisma and mystery.

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She's a good shot

She's the newbie cop in town and her grandfather still treats her as is she where still five years old. Nothing every happens in this town, there isn't any crime and no one every locks their doors. Until a brush fire happens and a dead body is found. Who was he and how did he get behind that locked gate. It sure looks as if it is an accident and the sheriff is burning down the telephone wires demanding to know why she hasn't closed the case yet. The bank manager wants her do something, the mayor is demanding she get over to his office and she doesn't even know where her office help is. Maybe, just maybe it was a mistake to take this temporary job after all. And than things really begin to happen....stayed tuned the really exciting stuff happens next.

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Who did it?

Good story. Great well developed characters. Many twists in story. Didn't really know who did it until the last.

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Book 1

Pegasus Quincy mysteries book 1. I started this series with book 5 Silence in West Fork and enjoyed the story. So I am getting caught up on the backstories of the characters. Lakota Grace has a great style of writing that really draws you in. Amy Otteson is the narrator and her voice is perfect for the main character Pegasus (Peg). I would recommend this series!

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Murder Became Personal ForbPeg

Peg is the rookie on the force spending her time writing up tickets. When an old mine turns up a dead body, everyone says he was a loser and to forget. It became personal when her office was hit and assistant was kidnapped. Love the series and narration of audio was good.also. For my voluntary review and my honest opinion

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Deputy Peg gets all the blame!

Arizona, law-enforcement, small-town, family-dynamics, friendship, murder-investigation

There's just something perverse about puttering around in Wisconsin winter listening to a good murder mystery set in Arizona in the summer.
Peg is new to law enforcement and new to the small town her irascible grandfather lives in, but you can be assured that not only does she get blamed for every negative happening but that she has the dogged determination to get the job done. She is the only law enforcement in town and that means on duty 24/7 but that her only fellow employee is a MENSA whiz who fields phone calls and tackles paperwork. The body is found at the base of a cliff and without footwear or ID but Peg is very good at digging to the truth and irritating the local bigwigs. All of the characters certainly are! Loved it!
Amy Otteson has an interesting voice and really great presentation as narrator.

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Full blown mystery

Great narration and story alike . Attention grabbing and l really liked the characters especially the newby rooky cop.

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Death in Copper Town

A rookie cop, given a temporary summer assignment in a small town... it should be a simple assignment. A suspicious death and small town politics makes it anything but simple. Things get personal, and Peg needs to figure things out before they become deadly again.

Lakota Grace is off to a great start with this series. I’ve quickly become invested in the characters, and I can’t wait to see what the next case will be.

I enjoyed Amy Otteson’s narration. Her performance was exactly how I imagined Peg would sound.

I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and I have voluntarily left this review.

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  • Ern shady
  • 05-18-20

good story ,nicely read

An easy to listen to, straight forward story which was without reference to the paranormal, violence and eroticism. Recommended

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  • Helen
  • 04-18-20

Great book

I Enjoyed this audio book very much
Hopefully they will be more audio books
Must read on your list

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  • Norma Miles
  • 05-21-19

And welcome to Mingus

I found this book to be a bit of an anomaly: white I enjoyed the conversation and interactions between the characters, I found I had almost no interest in the solving of the case of death that was the ongoing story line for the book. The characters are well drawn, all of them pretty unlikable, and my mind kept speculating about the actual age of the rookie deputy and how is it possible for a kid just out of police training to get a job running the policing of a town, albeit a small one, without any sort of back-u, especially a girl who didn't know the people of the town's ways.
The other part of the mystery was more of a continuation: how old was the narrator aiming for as she read the book to us? Don t get me wrong: the narrator, Amy Otteson was excellent, her reading fluent and with feeling, her voicing s for each of the various protagonists individual and occasionally excentric. She was good, very good, but the impression.was of a woman in her forties, not a young girl in her first ever job.

So I am at a loss as to how to score thisv. As previously mentioned, the narration was a good performance and, isolated, deserves a 5. Elements of the story are also very funny, as, for example, a birthday party held for the grandfather, and the visual representation of the place and characterisation of the protagonists - I might not like them but they are well done - also worthy of at least a 4. But the overall story? No, didn't work for me: the book had.to keep judging me back to the murder mystery at it's heart. So, what to score?
I guess it had better be a four

My thanks to the rights holder who,at my request, freely gifted me with a complimentary copy of Death in Copper Town, via Audiobook Boom. A strange book: the characters were very real, yet the story too hard to believe. The narration good, but the (first ) person for whom the narration was being spoken, was the wrong person. Oh, I don't know. Listen to it yourself and see what you think.